How to Know If Someone Restricted You on Instagram

Do you feel like your friend might have restricted you on IG? Here’s how you can tell if someone restricted you on Instagram.

How to Know If Someone Restricted You on Instagram

IG is a fun social media platform that you can use to update family and friends on your life. However, there might be a time when you start beefing with a buddy, and they restrict you on Instagram. Instagram makes it so that you can’t tell you’ve been restricted on purpose, but there are a few clever ways to get around it. Continue reading to know if someone restricted you on Instagram. 

How to Know If Someone Restricted You on Instagram

Here’s how you can tell if someone restricted you on Instagram: 

  • The user no longer views your Instagram Stories or Highlights
  • Check the user’s post times to determine when they are on IG, then try to post a lot during that time to get their attention. If you don’t see any interaction, they could have you restricted. 
  • The user stops engaging with your content even though they are always online. 
  • Send the user a message. If they don’t respond, it could be because your message went to the hidden inbox. 
  • Comment on the user’s post, check a friend’s Instagram, and see if you can view your comment. You are restricted if you can’t see your comment while logged in as your friend. 
  • If you can no longer search for the account or send messages to the account, it’s likely the user has you blocked on Instagram. 

Those are the most common ways to see whether a person has you restricted on Instagram. As previously mentioned, the feature is there so you DON’T know if you’ve been restricted, but if you understand the user’s patterns well enough, you can come to figure out whether it’s true or not.

At the end of the day, the easiest way to figure out if you’ve been restricted is to ask the person. If they say “yes,” ask them why and try to work it out with them. And, maybe, spend a little less time on social media.

FAQ

What happens when someone restricts you on Instagram? 

If someone restricts you on Instagram, it means that they have limited your access to their account. You won’t be able to see if they are online or if they’ve read the messages you’ve sent them.   

Can a restricted person see my posts on Instagram? 

Yes, a restricted person can still see your posts on Instagram, but they will not be able to see when you are online or if you’ve read their messages. 

Can restricted accounts still see your story? 

Yes, restricted accounts can still see your story, but they will not be able to see when you are online or if you’ve read their messages. 

What is the difference between restrict and block on IG? 

When you block someone on Instagram, they will not be able to see your posts, your stories, or your profile. They will also not be able to message you. When you restrict someone on Instagram, they will still be able to see your posts and your profile, but they will not be able to see when you are online or if you’ve read their messages.

Can you still message someone who restricted you? 

If you message someone who has restricted you, they will not be notified that you’ve sent them a message. Your message will go into a hidden inbox that they can choose to view or ignore. 

What does it mean when someone is greyed out on Instagram? 

When someone is greyed out on Instagram, it means that you’ve muted them.   

How can I hide my Instagram from someone without blocking them? 

You can set your IG profile to private to block them. Go to Settings>Privacy and set your account to Private. 

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For more IG guides, see our Instagram Section.